Public Health Programs and Activities

ORS 431A.255
List of high priority chemicals of concern in children’s products


(1)

The Oregon Health Authority shall establish and maintain a list of high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health when used in children’s products. The authority shall include on the list chemicals that are listed on the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Reporting List of Chemicals of High Concern to Children on July 27, 2015.

(2)

In establishing by rule the practical quantification limits for chemicals on the list, the authority shall consider guidance developed by the State of Washington and other federal, state and nongovernmental organizations with the applicable expertise.

(3)

The authority shall post the list of high priority chemicals on its website. For each high priority chemical on the list, the authority shall post:

(a)

Information regarding the known health impacts associated with exposure to the chemical; and

(b)

Data collected under ORS 431A.258 (Disclosure by manufacturers) in a format that is searchable and accessible to the public.

(4)

The authority shall review and revise the list of high priority chemicals every three years. In completing the revisions under this subsection, the authority:

(a)

May not add more than five chemicals to the list of high priority chemicals during each three-year revision period under this subsection;

(b)

Shall consider adding or removing a chemical from the list of high priority chemicals if, after July 27, 2015, the chemical is added to or removed from the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Reporting List of Chemicals of High Concern to Children or a list maintained by another state agency, another state or a federal agency that the authority has identified by rule as a list intended to identify high priority chemicals; and

(c)

May remove a chemical from the list of high priority chemicals if the authority determines that the chemical is no longer being used in children’s products.

(5)

The authority shall update the list of high priority chemicals on its website within one year after the date on which a chemical is added to or removed from the list. [2015 c.786 §3]

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